The increasing challenges in today’s projects make effective collaboration of all the internal and external participants in different locations the key for the project success. In bigger projects, the number of participants as well as the need for coordination keeps growing as are external and internal partners & suppliers connected to the projects. The requirements for each project participant are therefore increasing, further increasing the complexity of the project.
This creates several obstacles towards successful collaborative planning. It is often the case in a complex projects that individual project participants are planning within their own task pool, with their own planning tools, not taking into consideration the overall needs of the project. Furthermore about the plans between participants only happen situationally and, due to the variety of the used tools, with the corresponding system interruptions. Updates of the individual plans and the project progress aren’t transparent or not transparent enough.
The solution to these obstacles and issues that arise from complexity of big projects are collaborative planning methods and tools. The key is to strike the right level of collaboration between the various project participants ensure proper communication flow between the teams and departments without interruptions. RPLAN Connect facilitates this crucial component of successful collaborative project management by ensuring this is the case.
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